PlayBox Technology Playout Solutions for European Broadcaster Ginx TV

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Ginx TV Romania will Broadcast in 18 languages across the emerging markets of Eastern and Central Europe using Solutions provided by PlayBox Technology.
 
Ginx TV is the new 24/7 multi-platform TV Channel devoted to the video gaming culture and lifestyle. Due to launch soon in Romania using PlayBox Technology automation solutions, the channel will be available on satellite and targeting 8 to 35 year old males as its primary audience. PlayBox Technology has supplied a complete ingest through to delivery workflow to match the needs of Ginx TV and providing a high degree of reliability to the operation. This solution is made up of a number of servers working together in a highly automated solution.
 
The PlayBox Technology solution includes ingest via CaptureBox that can control various external devices such as switchers, routers, VTRs etc. to offer both manual, scheduled and automated ingest. Playout is achieved using an AirBox DVB streaming server that includes 200 hours of fully redundant storage to provide high on-air reliability. TitleBox provides the Interactive CG with Graphics that can be managed and controlled by AirBox. SafeBox undertakes the automated content replication to ensure the media listed in the transmission schedules are delivered to the designated AirBox server well ahead of transmission. SafeBox also makes sure the media is removed after transmission if the media is not required later in the schedule. The workflow efficiency is enhanced by TrafficBox that enables long term event planning, commercial advertising sales, easy playlist generation for AirBox with error checking and reporting.
 
Ginx TV Romania caters for many languages that will be Broadcast across Eastern and Central Europe that will be launched and operated by the team who founded and operated MTV Romania, Pasadena Media Management. 8 audio languages will be provided in addition to 10 languages in DVB subtitles using SubtitlePlus. The SubtitlePlus DVB server provides multilingual support for creating subtitles via a customisable WYSIWYG user interface. The subtitle streams are delivered along with the video and audio streams to a DVB multiplexer to deliver 8 languages in audio, and 10 in DVB subtitles to Ginx TV viewers.
 
PlayBox Technology Romania installed the complete solution in the Ginx TV Studios in Bucharest, Romania and has been playing out the Ginx TV channel since January this year. Ginx TV will become available on cable and DTH during the first half of 2008.